Definitions for graves' diseasegreɪvz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a disease characterized by an enlarged thyroid and increased basal metabolism due to excessive thyroid secretion.
Origin of Graves' disease:
1865–70; after R. J. Graves (1796–1853), Irish physician
Graves' disease, exophthalmic goiter(noun)
exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter; hyperthyroidism with protrusion of the eyeballs
same as Basedow's disease
Hyperthyroidism associated with diffuse hyperplasia of the thyroid gland (goiter), resulting from production of antibodies that are directed against the thyrotropin receptor complex of the follicular epithelial cells. As a result, the thyroid gland enlarges and secrets increased amounts of thyroid hormones. --2004
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